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CV's Bonales wins WAC title, CHS second in team standings
Central Valley varsity boys golfer Anthony Bonales captured the Western Athletic Conference tournament championship on Wednesday.

Ceres High finished second in the team standings behind undefeated Central Catholic.

Bonales shot a 5-over-par 77 on the Ranch Course at Diablo Grande.

Anthony was 8-over-par through the first nine holes.

He fired a 3-under-par 33 on the back nine.

"There are not many freshmen with that kind of composure in any sport," Hawks head coach Mike Holliday said.

Added Bonales: "I'm not trying to sound cocky, but this is what I expected. If I play good, I know no one can beat me."

The Bulldogs posted a team score of 467 at the WAC tournament.

Central Catholic, Los Banos, Patterson, Central Valley and Livingston shot 451, 499, 535, 536 and 589, respectively.

"I had five guys break 100," Ceres High head coach Scott Smith said. "I'm very happy with how they played. I couldn't be more prouder. They exceeded my expectations."

Vince Tomao paced the Bulldogs with a 17-over-par 89. Tomao, Central Catholic's Kiel Stitzell and Los Banos' Zach DeGrace tied for fifth place in the individual standings.

Ceres High's Ian Couture and Blake Hurst, and Patterson's Brian Lemmon tied for sixth with identical scores of 92.

Bulldog teammates George Borden and Tyler Story shot 95 and 99.

Hurst and Borden struggled the last time they played at Diablo Grande.

Blake posted a 25-stroke improvement last week.

George improved by 15 strokes.

"We did real good as a team," Tomao said. "I wish I could have played a little better. My putting was terrible."

The top three teams in the WAC qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament, to be held this week at Brookside Country Club in Stockton.

Bonales and Hawk teammate Alex Alvarez (106) earned individual berths.

Central Valley's Aaron Delcampo (114), Heath Sousa (118), Favian Guzman (121) and Robert Lerma (122) failed to advance.